They are afraid to do or say anything against Abigail or the girls even though the town believes that the girls are telling the truth. The witch hunt that occurred in The Crucible can be attributed to the theme of Authority and Power and since the community believed in those in a position of power, the abuses that these people did and their need for control increased the severity of the events. Had the town not placed such power in the hands of these girls and in the hands of strangers such as Rev. Hale and judge Danforth many lives would have been saved. The beliefs of the town gave those in a position of power a want for control and they began to stop at nothing to achieve that.
Oedipus’s flaws resulted on having him end the play as a blinded beggar. Even though Oedipus is a victim of fate, his arrogance, attention to Thebe’s people and his search of certainty will be flaws leading to his tragic ending. His arrogance is one of the issues that ruined him. Throughout the play his anger and impatience are flagrant elements of his arrogance, and of his downfall. At the beginning of the play he wanted to end Laius’s murder as quickly as possible, to the point that he wanted to exile any person who knows anything about the case.
Hamlet is a story about a prince who wants revenge on the new king for killing his father. Most people believe that revenge and the events drive the story, but Hamlet’s plot and actions are driven based on the conflicts between two characters and themselves. Their conflicts affect more than themselves, it also affects other characters within the story and the audience reading the story, making it hard for the reader to cheer for a character and want them to succeed but yet at the same time forcing them to continue to read to solve their own conflict. Even though conflict is the major backbone to the plot both the theme or revenge and other events have a strong case of why they are the actual reasons the plot development and not conflict. The
Darl Darl, the second child of Anse and Addie Bundren is the most prolific voice in the novel As I Lay Dying, by William Faulkner. Darl Bundren, the next eldest of the Bundren children, delivers the largest number of interior monologues in the novel. An extremely sensitive and articulate young man, he is heartbroken by the death of his mother and the plight of his family's burial journey. Darl seemed to possess a gift of clairvoyance, which allowed him to narrate; for instance, the scene of Addie's death. Even though he and Jewel were away at the time.
After a year-long grieving period, Henry began to teach at th... ... middle of paper ... ... nature in its entirety. Longfellow may not have been the best poet, but his many friends made him one of the most important. Even after his death, Longfellow is “still achieving, still pursuing; [and telling us to] learn to labor and wait” (Longfellow). Works Cited Beck, Frank. "Henry Wadsworth Longfellow."
“Stegner perpetuated at the University of Iowa despite financial quandaries brought on by the Great Dejection and family deaths” (Jason G. Horn). Out of everyone he had lost, however, his mother’s death affected him the worst, for she was the one who had provided Stegner with some type of stability when his father couldn’t. He additionally met his wife, Mary, working at a library while they were both graduate students; this is identically tantamount way Larry and Sally meet in the novel. Both Mary and Sally were prodigiously influential in their husbands’ lives and availed to rekindle their zealousness for inditing. It is not a coincidence that women play an immensely colossal role in Crossing to Safety because of the reverence he had
Beatrice is free from any evil touching her, but she is also isolated from any good that may come to her. What could Rappaccini's rationalization for controlling his daughter's life so completely be? It is probably due to a hard life lived by Rappaccini and the assumption that the world is evil and that there is no hope for goodness. But, what Rappaccini does not understand is that purity is chosen individually, not forced upon someone. "His insane zeal for science"(2251) has made Rappaccini obsessed with controlling his surroundings.
Antitranscendentalists Do you know anyone who is destroying themselves and others by their actions? If so this person is an antitranscendentalist. Antitranscendentalism is a literary term to describe a character’s potential to do harm to themselves. Along with bringing harm to himself or killing himself, he usually brings harm to others in one form or another. Another characteristic of an antitranscendentalist character is that there is usually signs or clues that tell the character that he is destroying himself, but the character chooses the ignore the signs or clues.
Because, there is always one thing that Putnam will never be able to control, he will never be satisfied. Putnam is not well-liked in the town of Salem because he does not care much for others, so they do not care about him. By accusing many of practicing witchcraft he creates more enemies, than he had previously. Putnam’s power hunger helps explain why he wants Reverend Parris to declare witchcraft on the town of Salem. If the entire town knows that witchcraft is present, it provides Putnam with an easier chance to create more wealth and power.
He is also controlling as he keeps Huck shut in the cabin to prevent him from leaving. So, Huck runs away to escape another inappropriate parent. Even at the end of the book when Aunt Sally offers to take Huck in, he says he can’t stand it. The book leaves off there, but it is likely Huck will escape from her as well. Jim is the only person with whom Huck is happy and with whom he can be himself.